Diapers

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by HippyLandscaper, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. HippyLandscaper

    HippyLandscaper learning a new way

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    Cloth vs. disposable. I want to use cloth on our son when he is born, my wife is undecided but leaning toward disposable. Which do you think is better? Why?
     
  2. sugrmag

    sugrmag Uber Nerd

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    Cloth. Better by far. Cheaper, less garbage, gentler on baby's tushie.


    A package of say 40 disposies=15-20 dollars depending on brand. Kid will mess up between 6-10 diapers a day for 2-3 years. Lets say 8 diapers/day X 2.5 years X 2.25 dollars (average) per diaper=$16425!! Compared to $200-300 at the most for a lifetime of cloth diapers!!!

    Plus, with a cloth diaper, the baby will feel wet sooner, you will change him more often which equals fewer rashes and hopefully potty learning earlier!

    And, if there is a diapering service nearby, you won't have to wash them. Just pack them up, they pick em up, and drop off clean ones.
     
  3. colorfulhippie

    colorfulhippie Member

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    ditto ditto ditto. I've been cloth diapering for over three years and it's great!! i've never had to call hubby at work and say, "can you pick up some dipes? we're out."

    we never run out!!!
     
  4. Sage-Phoenix

    Sage-Phoenix Imagine

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    Amen to that :)


    I was cloth diapered, and will do so for my future children. Can't see any reason not to.
     
  5. Kastenfrosch

    Kastenfrosch Blaubeerkuchen!! Lifetime Supporter

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    What I have read so far, I will be definately cloth-diapering my kiddos
     
  6. Goldberry

    Goldberry Member

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    Could someone explain how cloth diapers work? (How do they hold stuff inside without leaking?) I'm just curious, I've never seen them. Also, where do you buy them?
     
  7. 4_Leaf_Clover

    4_Leaf_Clover I Love

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    My advice to anyone curious about cloth diapering, would be to jaunt on over to Mothering. You'll find info on everything related to cloth diapers.

    My wife and I cloth-diaper our son, and it's hard to imagine using anything else. It is, in fact, cheaper, better on the environment, and better on behinds ;)
     
  8. YellowBellyHippy

    YellowBellyHippy Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

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    Definitly cloth! I have cloth diapered my kids as well. (still using cloth on my youngest, Ruby)

    I kind-of look at it like its one thing I can do to be kind to the earth.
     
  9. MamaKooKoo

    MamaKooKoo Member

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    After reading this thread, and others about diapering, I have officially decided to switch to cloth. I spent hours today looking at various web sites and different kinds of cloth diapers. Im still not 100% clear on some of the stuff, but, I'll learn. Though cloth diapers are cheaper in the long run, it sure is expensive to get stocked up. I wasnt able to buy as many as I will need so I don't have to do laundry every day, but I went ahead and bought several from LoveyBums as well as some hemp doublers and a wool cover. I can't wait to get them. I wish I knew how to use the old fashioned kind with the safety pins, that way I could get started right away.
     
  10. colorfulhippie

    colorfulhippie Member

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    MamaKooKoo, it's probably too late but the way I got started was I bought 3 dz gerbers from Targer and bought 4 or so wraps from prowraps (sorry no link, you could do a search though). And I was set till I saved anough money. I've never used pins, don;t think I could :D
     
  11. MamaKooKoo

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    Yeah, I think I will try that while Im waiting for my order to come in. I think I will like the prefolds better, but, who knows. Im also thinking about using some kind of cloth diaper for my 4 year old daughter who wets the bed. Right now she wears Goodnights and they can get pretty expensive, plus she is embarassed about wearing them because they are like a diaper. I think a cloth diaper would be closer to being like panties and maybe she wouldnt feel so embarassed.
     

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